PICKERINGTON, CITY OF, DIVISION OF POLICE
100 LOCKVILLE ROAD
PICKERINGTON, OHIO 43147
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Updated: January 15, 2021
Classification: Police OfficerThe City of Pickerington tests continuously for the position of Police Officer.
Physical abilities testing will not be offered through Columbus State Community College. Physical abilities testing will be administered by the Pickerington Police Department by invitation to the top 20 scorers.
For more information go to ci.pickerington.oh.us.Salary Information: $59,779 - $87,235
Benefits Information: Paid Holidays, Personal/Floater Days, Sick Leave Accrual, Vacation Accrual, Sick Leave Bonus, Shift Differential, Call-in Pay, Longevity, Job-related Tuition Reimbursement, Uniforms and Dry-cleaning, Heath and Rx Insurance, Contribution to Employee HSA, Medical Opt-out Bonus, Dental, Vision, Life, Supplemental Insurance, Deferred Compensation.Applicant Contact Person:Stephanie AlbaneseHuman Resources Directorsalbanese@pickerington.net
Department Information: The Pickerington Police motto is to 'Serve and Protect'. Personnel pride themselves on the personal touch service offered to the community. The department believes in its philosophies of grass roots policing and strive to be proactive rather than reactive. It is for this, and other reasons, that the community continues to strongly support its police department. Continuous advanced-level training opportunities are provided to maximize community policing resources.City Information: Pickerington is the second-fastest growing community in Central Ohio. The City of approximately 23,000 is strategically located near all of the amenities a major metropolitan area has to offer. Pickerington is just minutes away from vibrant Downtown Columbus, the Ohio State campus, Port Columbus International Airport, major sports complexes and premier shopping and entertainment districts like Easton Town Center. Pickerington offers a family friendly Midwestern atmosphere along with access to a superior public educational system, including a satellite campus of Ohio University. Local sports and recreation activities abound with several local festivals providing music and entertainment the entire family will enjoy.Population: approx. 23,000
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Corrected to 20/20, no color-blindedness
Academy Certification: Yes
Necessary Certifications: Certified Ohio Peace Officer
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: High School Diploma or G.E.D, O.P.O.T.A. Certification
Health and Physical Fitness Requirements: The City of Pickerington recognizes that the health and safety of its Police personnel is paramount to the success of the organization. By collective bargaining agreement, the Division of Police administers annual physical fitness program testing. Physician examinations are provided by the department and members participate in: body composition evaluation, agility and endurance, strength and flexibility testing.
Physical Ability Testing:Physical abilities testing will be administered by the Pickerington Police Department. Candidates must meet department standards for physical fitness, strength, flexibility, and endurance.
General Description: Under the general supervision of the Police Sergeant, is responsible for patrolling a designated area, enforcing State and City laws, and maintaining order. Answers calls when a crime is suspected or an emergency exists and takes actions as necessary to prevent crime, to apprehend criminals, to maintain safety, and to assist citizens in wide range of emergency and non-emergency situations. Performs general effective police work in the protection of life and property through the effective enforcement of laws and ordinances.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE CHARACTERISTICS: (* indicates developed after employment)
Knowledge of: *City and departmental goals, objectives, and functions; *geographic layout of region; public relations; public safety radio dispatching procedures; criminology; investigation techniques; arrest procedures; law enforcement procedures and methods; techniques of collection and preservation of evidence; federal, state, and local laws; disaster management; surveillance techniques; security practices and procedures; uniform criminal recording codes; criminal justice; supervisory principles and practices; office management and standard office practices.
Skill in: computer operation (including software/applications such as Microsoft Office, and other department specific software, etc.); use of modern office equipment; motor vehicle operation; operation and care of firearms; use of restraint devices; interpersonal communication; organization and time management; spelling, grammar, and mathematics.
Ability to: interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; interpret extensive variety of technical material in books, journals, and manuals; deal with variety of variables within somewhat unfamiliar context; deal with many variables and determine specific action; recognize unusual or threatening conditions and take appropriate action; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; exercise independent judgment and discretion; understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, or regulations to specific situations; add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers; complete routine forms; prepare routine correspondence; prepare accurate documentation; compile and prepare reports; respond to routine inquiries from public and/or officials; conduct effective interviews; communicate effectively; train or instruct others; understand technical manuals and/or verbal instructions; gather, collate, and classify information; handle sensitive inquiries from contacts and with officials and general public; develop and maintain effective working relationships; resolve complaints; demonstrate physical endurance; travel to and gain access to worksite; subdue and/or restrain individuals; maintain fitness standards.
Qualifications: An example of acceptable qualifications:
Must be at least 21 years of age. Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent (e.g. G.E.D.).
Licensure or Certification Requirements:(*indicates may be developed after employment)
Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license; must maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy; must have completed basic peace officer training and be certified with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA); *certified as/in: LEADS, SFST, basic crash investigation, LiDAR & RADAR speed measuring device, BAC operator (and complete and maintain continuing education credits). *Certified in American Red Cross (or equivalent) CPR/AED; certified in American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid. Must complete annual recertification in departmental firearms.
Equipment Operated: The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive:
Computer, copier, fax, telephone, scanner, and other standard modern/business office equipment; police car, police radio and radio system, radar gun, handgun and other firearms, taser gun, side-handle baton, handcuffs, breathalyzer, pager, first aid equipment, peripheral equipment.
Inherently Hazardous or Physically Demanding Working Conditions: Employee ascends and/or descends ladders, stairs, or scaffolds; is exposed to environmental conditions which may result in injury from fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and/or poorly ventilated work areas; is exposed to possible injury from extremely noisy conditions above 85db (e.g., running engines, environmental noises, traffic horns, gunfire, flash bangs, etc.); chemical compounds found in an office environment (e.g., toner, correction fluid, etc.); sharp objects, needles, and medical instruments; blood, bodily tissues, and fluids; potentially dangerous/fatal infectious diseases; is exposed to possible injury from radiation; is exposed to possible injury from hazardous gases, chemicals, flammables, or air contaminants; is exposed to possible injury from hazardous waste; is exposed to possible injury due to unclean or unsanitary conditions; is exposed to possible injury as a result of working with moving mechanical parts of equipment or machines; is exposed to possible injury from explosions; works in or around crowds; has contact with potentially violent or emotionally distraught persons; has exposure to potentially vicious animals; has exposure to life threatening situations; has exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy weather conditions; has exposure to hazardous driving conditions; has exposure to shaking objects or surfaces; has exposure to secondhand smoke; may require employee to work flexible schedule including second and/or third shift, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Essential Functions of the Position: For purposes of 42 USC 12101:
Felony - Any felony or any crimes of theft or violence.
Driving - Valid motor vehicle operator’s license with no more than 6 points in violations.
Drug Use - Any drug convictions.
Employment - Theft from employer.
Financial - Bankruptcy.
Additional Disqualifiers - Failure to pass the Computerized Voice Stress Analysis; undesirable driving record and other potential disqualifiers described under Pickerington Police Department Policy – P- 13-06.